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We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
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This position is located at a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility. This position functions as an administrator for correctional operations and programs at a satellite facility, and serves as a key advisor to the Warden on matters of policy, programs and operations. In addition to having overall responsibility for satellite activities, the incumbent provides direct administrative support to the Warden through continuing assignments and special projects, as well as assistance to institution department heads in achieving specific program management objectives.
Under the general direction of the Warden, the incumbent works with the Associate Warden(s) and department heads in developing plans, policies and programs for institution management. Monitors and evaluates institution programs in terms of achievement of overall objectives.
May be required to oversee the Inmate Administrative Remedy program at the institution and serve as the Warden's representative during investigations of specific inmate management problems. Plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates diversified programs within the institution directed toward the institution's mission.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.
Job family (Series)
0006 Correctional Institution Administration
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment.
Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes (1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions; (2) a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and (3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives.
This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
Experience in planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating diversified programs within the institution directed toward the institution's mission.
Experience which gave the applicant a working knowledge of inmate movement and sentencing guidelines.
Experience in performing public relations work, giving speeches and lectures.
Experience and knowledge in handling the administrative remedy program and the American Correctional Association (ACA) process.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
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